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Palliative care services in Australia: September 2019 update

In Australia, and many other parts of the world, the demand for palliative care services is increasing due to the ageing of the population and the increases in the prevalence of cancer and other chronic diseases that accompany ageing.

Mental health services in Australia - October 2019 update

Provides a picture of the national response of the health and welfare service system to the mental health care needs of Australians.
Discussion paper

Reforming local government in South Australia: discussion paper

This discussion paper proposes reforms to local government legislation. Some of the key reforms proposed include a new conduct management framework for council members, an expanded role for council audit committees, and improvements to regulation to reduce councils’ costs.

Social enterprise: a people-centred approach to employment services

This report shows that employment-focused social enterprises are playing a critical role in improving the lives of disadvantaged Australians by offering a people-centred approach to employment support services.

Digital inclusion guide for health and social care

This guide has been prepared to help healthcare providers, commissioners, and designers ensure that services delivered digitally are as inclusive as possible, meeting the needs of all sections of the population.

Disclosure of myki travel information

This report on the investigation into the release of myki data demonstrates that deficiencies in data governance and risk management can undermine the protection of privacy, even where the project is well-intentioned.

Connected: a community approach to bullying prevention within the school gates and beyond

Educators and early childhood services work hard every day to prevent, identify and respond to bullying between children and young people. This strategy focuses on strengthening responses to children’s bullying both inside and outside the school gates.

China’s dire straits: no brothers in arms – part one

This paper argues that China’s economic and trade “free ride” is well and truly over, and that it is also encountering pushback from regional countries, and especially so by the United States.

Technological neutrality in Australia’s energy market

This report outlines the IPA's objections to a proposal that prohibits the Commonwealth government or its agencies from funding the refurbishment, building, purchase, or assisting in the transfer of ownership, of a coal-fired power station.
Policy report

Closing the gender pay gap

This policy brief sets a challenge to accelerate progress in closing the gender pay gap through aspirational and comprehensive policy.